Thoughtful, detailed coverage of the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, plus the best-selling Take Control ebooks.

 

 

Pick an apple! 
 
Extract Directly from Time Machine

Normally you use Time Machine to restore lost data in a file like this: within the Time Machine interface, you go back to the time the file was not yet messed up, and you restore it to replace the file you have now.

You can also elect to keep both, but the restored file takes the name and place of the current one. So, if you have made changes since the backup took place that you would like to keep, they are lost, or you have to mess around a bit to merge changes, rename files, and trash the unwanted one.

As an alternative, you can browse the Time Machine backup volume directly in the Finder like any normal disk, navigate through the chronological backup hierarchy, and find the file which contains the lost content.

Once you've found it, you can open it and the current version of the file side-by-side, and copy information from Time Machine's version of the file into the current one, without losing any content you put in it since the backup was made.

Submitted by
Eolake Stobblehouse

 
 

Apple Announces Design Awards 2003

Send Article to a Friend

Apple Announces Design Awards 2003 -- Wrapping up the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) last week, Apple announced the winners of its annual Apple Design Awards. As with last year, the awards recognize Mac OS X software that excel in seven categories. Topping the list with two awards was Salling Clicker 1.5 from Salling Software, taking Best Mac OS X Product (Best of Show) and Most Innovative Mac OS X Product. Using Bluetooth networking, owners of select Sony-Ericsson cellular phones can control scriptable applications such as iTunes or Keynote on their Macs (especially cool is the capability to run "proximity sensor" scripts that activate when the phone comes into the Mac's Bluetooth range).

<http://developer.apple.com/wwdc/ designawards.html>
<http://db.tidbits.com/article/06818>
<http://homepage.mac.com/jonassalling/Shareware/ Clicker/>

In the Best Mac OS X User Experience category was Starry Night Backyard 4.0 from Space Holdings (see "Up, Up, and Away with Starry Night Backyard" in TidBITS-542). The Best Mac OS X Technology Adoption award went to World Book 2003 Jaguar Edition from Software MacKiev. Appropriately working together on a truly collaborative tool, Martin Ott, Martin Pittenauer, Dominik Wagner, and Ulrich Bauer of Technische Universitat Munchen won the Best Mac OS X Student Project for Hydra 1.0.1, a Rendezvous-based text editor that enables multiple people to contribute to a shared document. (Adam and about ten other attendees at MacHack used Hydra to take notes during this year's Hack Contest.) This year's Best Mac OS X Use of Open Source was the University of Michigan's Fugu 1.0, a graphical front end for SFTP (Secure File Transfer). And, in a new category this year, the Best Mac OS X Server Solution award was accepted by BioTeam for iNquiry 1.0, software that can be loaded onto multiple Mac OS X Server machines to create processing clusters for analyzing biological data (see "Bioinformatics and the Mac" in TidBITS-622). Congratulations to the winners, as well as the runner-up applications in each category, which are listed at Apple's Web site. [JLC]

<http://www.starrynight.com/>
<http://db.tidbits.com/article/06069>
<http://www.mackiev.com/>
<http://hydra.globalse.org/>
<http://db.tidbits.com/article/07244>
<http://rsug.itd.umich.edu/software/fugu/>
<http://www.bioteam.net/>
<http://db.tidbits.com/article/06764>

 

Make friends and influence people by sponsoring TidBITS!
Put your company and products in front of tens of thousands of
savvy, committed Apple users who actually buy stuff.
More information: <http://tidbits.com/advertising.html>